Jan 8, 2013 9:00am EST
. periodically they've developed what steve jobs used to say is, not what you want in the sense that, well, i'm looking for a better -- but something you never thought about that you suddenly just can't believe you can't live without. i think they've got to come up with something. they've got to come up with something that you can't live without that you don't know about. >> and they'll be able to do that without steve jobs? not just embracing something, but pushing the people behind it to actually make it a reality? >> tim cook, according to the interview, with steve jobs, not a product guy. but there are product guys there. this was not a one-man company. >> no, it wasn't. >> henry ford was not the only person at ford. but ford did change rather dramatically. is that the right analog? i struggle on apple every day, because the data points are not so great. >> they're not. as a consumer, who uses apple products, we want to love the stock, but that's not necessarily the case. >> i love the ecosystem so much. i was downloading this apple ecosystem from itunes. but it's not a rain forest, and w
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
could that impact the man who is now nominated to succeed tim geithner? steve, good morning. >> thanks, carl. first of all, just to what you were talking about earlier, we understand geithner's going to hang out until january 25th in the treasury, giving jack lew to confirm and i guess perfect his signature. let's see what we've learned, what does he leave for jack lew. he got the stress test done. actually, that's not correct there. let's move away from that. what we're talking about here is the -- let me go to my notes. the stimulus was done -- but sustained growth was not. frank dod basel iii was not done. aig also done. what is the geithner model? what is the geithner doctrine? i think you can say like this, overwhelming government force when it's clear it's needed. b in a crisis, spend, regulate and guarantee and do it with conviction. let's talk about one of the things left over from the geithner years, which is going to be the issue of debt and deficit. i think you would say there was some accomplishment when it came to getting some of these deals in place. but ultimately, he pr
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
geithner. steve liesman joins us now. he has a look at exactly what lew will be left with once mr. geithner leaves town. >> no easier job now. treasury sect job was a tough job to begin with and today's circumstances, this post financial crisis world, a tougher job yet. let's go through some of the things that we know and some things we don't know. the debt ceiling and more among the jobs here, negotiate a debt ceiling and sequester deal with congress, or if you don't do that figure out thousand run the government without debt. an interesting job. also on that agenda, fixing long term entitlements. as well as the broader thing which geithner has been working on, but hasn't really pulled the trigger on, corporate and individual tax reform. let's broaden it out because there's a local other area especially in the wake of the financial crisis. the global finance job. who is the treasury secretary? he's the guy you need to stand up during the next meltdown. second thing, dodd-frank remains out there, unfinished regulations. basil 3. fannie mae and freddie mac as well as more on too big to fail.
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
we have found a way it be able to run automobiles with water, that was the hope of steve jobs. they run on water and we've got that in q2. i'm taking numbers down. that's where we are right now, the mind-set of apple is so horrible, that i feel like taking a big bag of macintoshs and smashing them. >> if this story had come out a year ago, it would have been seen as leading a way in the emerging market play. this is exactly what they needed to do. >> 40 billion more apps, china taking over the world, nokia destroyed. now it's like, a new phone, you know, wow. >> the context is a different context this year than a year ago. you look at the third-quarter share loss. 14.6% down from 23% a year ago. you look at samsung's growth, and samsung at 31% of worldwide shipments, from 8.8%. so we're seeing these two sort of cross paths here with samsung on the upswing, samsung yesterday reporting a record year, and apple on the down side. >> how long is tim cook going to subsidize its biggest enemy, samsung, and not go to taiwan semiconductors? do something about this south korean invasion
Jan 7, 2013 9:00am EST
. therefore, the outlook for qe is steve liesman. who we should note, of course, was hobnobbing with a lot of economists last week. >> simon, thanks. what i've been able to figure out is there are actually two separate fault lines that have developed over at the fed over how much quantitative easing to do this year. the first one is the easy one. some officials seeing the economy meeting the labor market before others. and look at this chart of the fed unemployment rate forecast for 2013. it shows those divisions really not that extreme. pretty solid majority. 16 of 19 members. they see the unemployment remain above 7.4% this year. that's probably enough to just fight qe for the full year. the more complicated split is among those who are worried about growth in the balance sheet and the fallout from trying to adjust it once the economy picks up. let's take a look at what the minutes said. a few members of the fed are in favor of asset purchases to the end of 2013. a few others, they would like to see considerable policy accommodation, but no specific time frame or total on the amount. it'